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The Difference Between a Succulent Cultivar & Hybrid

The language around describing succulents can be a little confusing sometimes as lots of words are thrown around, often interchangeably. Usually it is of a little consequence and the terminology does not get in the way of enjoying or caring for your plant, but it can be good to know what some of these words […]

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How Does My Succulent Nursery Grow Plants

Although the plant nursery I operate is very small, we manage to produce close to half million plants every year. This is nothing in comparison to big wholesale nurseries producing the same amount in a month, but still, it is quite a lot. But how exactly do I manage to grow so many succulents? Where are […]

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The Best Red Succulents That Stay Red

Succulents come in an amazing array of colours and are an absolute standout in the garden. Almost all succulents will change colour based on the seasons, exposure to the sun and other factors. Many of you already growing succulents would have noticed that the best and brightest colours come through in the cooler months. But […]

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Aphids On Succulents & How To Treat Them

Aphids are an incredibly annoying pest as they tend to appear in large numbers overnight and completely swamp some succulents. My plant nursery deals with Aphids every Spring, Autumn and Winter and I have tried an incredible amount of treatments over the years to find the ultimate solution. The good thing is Aphids are quite […]

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How To Care For Succulents In A Heatwave

Temperatures round the world are getting more erratic and records seem to be dropping yearly. Recently Canada, of all places, experienced 49.5C/121F. I know very well how these kinds of temperatures feel as our small nursery is based west of Sydney in Australia where in summer it can easily get to mid 40’s. I have […]

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Rotting Succulents Explained

It is always heart-breaking to see a plant die. Succulents can rot for many reasons and while some can be saved others will almost definitely die once the rot has set in. Below I will try and answer all the questions surrounding root rot in succulents based on my experience of growing large numbers of […]

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Can Succulents Survive Frost

With an exception of a few species, succulents come from climates that are warm and do not experience frost. Because of their popularity, succulents find themselves in very different climates they are originally from and this can cause some problems. Most succulents will not be able to survive frosts without suffering extensive burn marks when the […]

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The Best Hanging & Trailing Succulents

Succulents can be fantastic hanging plants indoors and outdoors if the right species are chosen. Some succulents will perform better in hanging baskets/pots than others and not all succulents will grow indoors. The trick is to get the right plant for the spot.Are Succulents Good Hanging PlantsMany succulents are good hanging plants, but not all. […]

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The Easiest Beginner Succulents For Indoors & Outdoors With Photos

There are thousands of easy succulents beginners can try growing but only a small number will also grow well indoors long term. Most succulents are sun lovers and need at least a few hours every day but luckily, there are shade-tolerant plants out there too. Easy Beginner Succulents For IndoorsHaworthia Fasciata (and other Haworthia)Sansevieria TrifasciataCeropegia WoodiiGasteria […]

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How To Take & Plant Succulent Cuttings

One of the main reasons succulents are so popular is that, for the most part, they are easy to grow and propagate. Some are so easy that you literally only need to drop a single leaf on the ground and next thing you know, it grows into a whole new plant! Taking and planting cuttings in […]

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